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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Are you familiar with that little voice in your head that says, “I can’t do this” or “this is impossible”?Many of us have been colored by our thought patterns since childhood, and the way in which we talk to ourselves can be very negative and limiting.The good news is that in a learned behavior, there is an
Published: September 1, 2015
The Sierra Sun article “Scientists, locals partner to combat invasive species” (Aug. 26) gives a one-sided view of the recently released Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Implementation Plan.After the five acres of rubber mats that carpeted Emerald Bay in a failed effort to control Asian clams were rolled up and permanently stowed away, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was left
Published: September 1, 2015
Contemplative Prayer class series starts ThursdayKings Beach United Methodist Church is offering a four class series on Contemplative Prayer, starting Thursday, Sept. 3. Please join the parish from 5-6 p.m. at the church at 8425 Dolly Varden Ave., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2290 with questions. There is no fee for these classes.Labor Day fireworks Sunday at Gar WoodsThe annual Labor Day
Published: September 1, 2015
I have found that those days I fill with adventure and travel tend to be my best days. There is something so very liberating about stepping out into the unknown with no itinerary whatsoever. The fire sign known as Sagittarius would understand this statement quite well.The Archer, representation of Sagittarius, loves nothing more than freedom — freedom to think outside
Published: September 1, 2015
In general, most people believe that an event they experience, such as being given corrective feedback, is the sole reason for the emotions they experience following the event.For example, if you invite a friend over for dinner, and your friend is late arriving at your home, you may experience the emotion of anger.This emotional response may be due to the
Published: September 1, 2015
The Castle Peak 100K was the brain child of Truckee ultrarunner Peter Fain. Last Saturday, after years of planning, and with the help of Co-Race Director Helen Pelster and an entire team of volunteers, the inaugural event came off without a hitch.The course, designed by Fain, covers 62.5 miles of trail, gains over 11,000 feet of elevation, and is already
Published: September 1, 2015
The Truckee soccer team went 2-2 in the season-opening Howell Memorial Tournament at Galena this past Friday and Saturday.The defending Division I-A champs got off to a rocky start against their large-school opponents on Friday, as they lost 5-0 to Bishop Gorman and 4-1 to host Galena. Junior co-captain Manuel Sarabia scored Truckee’s one goal against Galena on a 25-yard
Published: September 1, 2015
The Truckee volleyball team began its season on a winning note Monday night, taking down visiting Galena in four sets, 25-15, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19, in a nonleague match.Anais Fay and Maia Dvoracek tallied 13 kills apiece to lead the Wolverines’ offensive attack. Fay, who had eight kills in the first set, also recorded a team-high 15 digs and four service
Published: September 1, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Drenched with raw imagery, bright colors and the spiritual essence of the Sierra’s natural world, apparel label People of Tahoe is cut from a wildly creative and distinctly local cloth.North Lake Tahoe natives Cody Lieberman and Alec Griffith are the masterminds behind the People of Tahoe brand, which embodies a naturalist-meets-spiritualist essence, while capturing what it
Published: September 1, 2015
Aren Saltiel, a staff member of Ward-Young Architecture and Planning, recently became licensed with the California Architects Board.Saltiel received his license after satisfying the licensing requirements that include a combined total of eight years of post secondary education and work experience under direct supervision of a licensed architect, as well as successful completion of both the Architect Registration Examinations and
Published: September 1, 2015
Stock markets were spooked recently by news that the Chinese economy is slowing and that they had decided to devalue their currency, the yuan.China is the world’s number two economy with a GDP of about $11.2 trillion dollars. By comparison, the GDP of the United States, the globe’s number one economic power, is about $18.1 trillion dollars.Other leading countries lag
Published: September 1, 2015
Let’s be clear about one thing. We all love camping.But we all have a shared responsibility to carefully assess any major new proposal, from campgrounds to casinos, to make sure they don’t threaten the Tahoe Basin and the lake itself.That’s why we wanted to engage the Tahoe community when we saw a proposal to locate an enormous 120-acre resort camping
Published: September 1, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials have trapped a mother bear and her cub at Lake Tahoe, but rather than killing them, the bruins will be released in the mountains because they weren’t deemed a threat to public safety.The six-year-old sow and her male cub were trapped Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Crystal Bay along the North Shore, according to a
Published: September 1, 2015
As the new school year begins, we feel the excitement and anticipation of children and families: new teachers, new subjects, and new social opportunities await.This anticipation often heightens for kindergarteners and their parents. New kindergarteners leave home and the familiarity of preschools for the big world of K-five.Coping with this transition can be a challenge for many children. Social-emotional and
Published: September 1, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What does Labor Day mean to you?Here are this week’s responses, as asked Tuesday in Truckee:Erin Lind, housekeeping, of Truckee: “(It’s) an extra day of rest.”Cyndi LaCornu, business owner and dental assistant, of Truckee: “Equality in the workplace.”Ben Wolcott, juice maker, of Truckee: “This year it means Billy Joel at the San Francisco Giants
Published: September 1, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week marks the beginning of a partnership to transfer animal shelter services for the greater Truckee-North Tahoe region under one roof.A 30-year lease and operating agreement for the town of Truckee to provide service for the eastern portion of Placer County takes effect Sept. 1.As a result, animals in the county’s Tahoe Vista shelter will be
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE CITY — Suiting up and taking the field Saturday was a victory in itself for the North Tahoe football team.After being forced to cancel their 2014 season with not enough players, the Lakers returned to the gridiron for the first time since 2013 in an 8-man game against visiting Excel Christian.While the Warriors held off a late charge by
Published: August 31, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Based on public feedback, the proposed demolition of two dilapidated bridges east of Truckee has been scrapped for an alternative that would retain the overpasses.The deteriorating Hirschdale Road bridges — one that spans the Truckee River and the other over Union Pacific Railroad — are planned to be retrofitted to address their seismic and structural deficiencies.“We think
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — You know how it goes: That moment as the water in the toilet rises beyond its normal level, and the panic fills your heart just as quickly.And then in a calamitous crescendo, it spills onto the bathroom floor.Now, what happens when the reason for that clog had nothing to do with you, but is the result
Published: August 31, 2015
Ready to watch a streamed movie but don’t have a Netflix account? If you use the Truckee Library and have a Nevada County Library card, you don’t need to have any streaming video accounts or pay a cent to stream award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts, with indieflix.indieflix offers thousands of independently-produced films, from over 50 countries, with genres such
Published: August 31, 2015
“Tahoe Forest Hospital is making wonderful strides.” Really?Tahoe Forest Health District Board Chair Karen Sessler, in her guest column last week, is sounding like she is trying to convince the community that the hospital is making “wonderful” changes for the benefit of the community. I am not convinced — maybe you shouldn’t be either.She claims only (my word) 4 percent
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Aug. 24-30 at www.sierrasun.com.1. Man arrested after allegedly shooting gun near gated Truckee neighborhoodAuthorities on Aug. 25 arrested 34-year-old Fredrick Santos Coy, of Reno, after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near The Meadows gated community in Truckee near Glenshire.At no
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Sept. 12 Tahoe Sierra Century is a fundraiser for the North Tahoe Middle and High school bands, run by the local FAN club.This year, a community volunteer and music advocate launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise another few thousand dollars specifically for the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band.If the campaign is funded, Ken Gracey
Published: August 30, 2015
Welcome to your senior year, class of 2016. It is a really great time of year with so many things to look forward to before graduation.It is also a bittersweet year. Many of you will be heading off to college and leaving behind parents, pets, siblings (although this might not be so bittersweet) and even close friends, to embark on
Published: August 30, 2015
Volunteers have stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs installed recently along the three Nevada highways leading into the Lake Tahoe Basin.The gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed ­— Help Protect It!”They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit Tahoe each year they are entering a special place and share a duty
Published: August 30, 2015
TRUCKEE — The Wolverines found out Friday night what the Division III is soon to learn — Yerington is legit.In the first-ever night game at Surprise Stadium, the visiting Lions took advantage of five Truckee turnovers in the first half and withstood a second-half comeback to hand the Wolverines a 40-28, season-opening loss.“We’re a young team, and we made young
Published: August 30, 2015
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of Truckee, tent camping all along the way.A few email exchanges and a glance at a trails map told him it was possible to hike or ride
Published: August 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A proposed treatment plant to address water supply and quality concerns for portions of the West Shore would have no significant environmental impacts, so long as appropriate countermeasures are taken.This conclusion comes from an initial environmental study released in August that studied 18 areas of interest, ranging from agricultural and forestry resources to hydrology.Of those areas
Published: August 30, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It
Published: August 24, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Reno man after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near a gated Truckee community.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded late Wednesday morning to The Meadows neighboorhood in eastern Truckee, just outside the Glenshire subdivision, to reports of a man with a gun walking
Published: August 26, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — For the second time this week, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has killed a black bear deemed a threat to public safety at Lake Tahoe, officials said.A yearling female bear, about 18 months old, was trapped during the evening hours between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County, near the lake’s South
Published: August 29, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s still not entirely clear how it got there in the first place, but area scientists and residents have just about had it with the ever-increasing spread of an invasive plant that’s taken root along the Truckee River.Eurasian watermilfoil, a plant native to areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa, has had widespread impact in North America
Published: August 28, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, when more than 2,500 athletes will attempt to conquer the demanding feat.It begins with a 2.4-mile swim at Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe, followed by a 112-mile bike trip with a two-loop circuit traveling from Kings Beach, Truckee and over Brockway Summit, before finishing at
Published: August 28, 2015
RENO, Nev. — The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad barons and the tourists and scientists trying to halt the loss of clarity in the azure waters.“Tahoe: A Visual History” opened last weekend at the Nevada Museum of Art, marking
Published: August 28, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Beginners and intermediate mountain bikers will have an extra incentive to get out on Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail this weekend.Lake Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Trail Ride, an inaugural supported trail ride on the scenic East Shore trail, takes place Saturday and concludes with a party at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village. The ride includes 14 miles
Published: August 28, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for July 16-31, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.July 23Following an attempt to pull over a driver for allegedly speeding, deputies report a long pursuit starting around 1:45 a.m. near the 8700 block of Brook Avenue in Kings Beach,
Published: August 28, 2015
What a difference a year can make.Last year at this time, North Tahoe football coach Scott Everist was digesting the unfortunate news that the Lakers did not have enough players to field a team.Now, after a one-year hiatus, Everist and staff could not be more excited about the future of the program, which returns to the gridiron with robust numbers
Published: August 27, 2015
The second annual Steve “Rocker” Anderson Memorial Skatepark Gromtest on Aug. 16 was a huge success, raising more than $2,500 toward the new “Rocker Memorial” skatepark in Truckee.The contest featured 51 competitors from the greater Truckee/Tahoe area and from as far away as Sacramento and Reno, which was up from the 35 skaters and $1,500 raised in the inaugural event.Local
Published: August 27, 2015
The Truckee football team is set to kick off its 2015 campaign with its first-ever home game under Friday night lights.The contest, against two-time defending Division III state champion Yerington, begins at 7 p.m. and will be made possible with the help of 30-foot-tall portable lights hauled into Surprise Stadium. Truckee typically hosts games on Saturday afternoons. “The kids are
Published: August 27, 2015
1. Lake Tahoe Full Moon HikeEnjoy an evening at Van Sickle Bi-State Park watching the sunset and the moon rise. The hike begins by traveling uphill through the historic park to watch as the moon rises from the East over Daggett Summit and passes over onto the Carson Range.Where: Van Sickle Bi-State ParkWhen: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29Cost: Free; register
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for Aug. 11-18, along with previously unreported incidents.Aug. 11Officers from TPD and the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an off-highway vehicle collision around 5:15 p.m., in which moderate to major injuries were reported, according to police.Aug. 12Following a complaint placed around 2:51 p.m.,
Published: August 27, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — No one was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon fire that broke out in a Tahoe City campground and was quickly extinguished.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District was dispatched at about 5 p.m. to the Lake Forest Campground off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road, said spokesman Dave Zaski.When crews arrived, a parked boat was on fire,
Published: August 27, 2015
Shark finning is the practice of removing the fins from a living shark. The primary market for shark fins is to make shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese dish.Shark Fin LawsIn 2000, Congress prohibited shark finning, making it unlawful to remove the fins from a shark at sea, possess detached fins aboard fishing vessels or bring detached fins to shore.In
Published: August 27, 2015
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — The memory of a fallen sheriff’s detective who held deep ties to Lake Tahoe and a fond love for baseball will forever have a place at home plate on the North Shore.More than 100 agency officials, family members and residents gathered Saturday at the North Tahoe Regional Park for the renaming of Ball Field No. 2
Published: August 27, 2015
Tahoe rests on the northern boundary of California’s Fourth Congressional District. At this moment, a catastrophic wildfire is raging in the King’s Canyon region on the southern boundary of this very same district. That fire has already consumed 78 square miles of national forests and as of this morning is only 17 percent contained.In this same district two years ago,
Published: August 27, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sierra Sun was informed Friday, Aug. 27, that event promoters had made the decision in early August to cancel the race.The Sun apologizes for any scheduling conflicts or inconveniences this may have caused.----------HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A first-of-its-kind, wedding-themed adventure race is coming to Lake Tahoe this weekend.The race at the West Shore Café and Inn and Homewood
Published: August 27, 2015
Competing with the perennial powers of the Division III North — Yerington, Pershing County and Battle Mountain — is no simple task. But the Incline football program is one step closer in 2015.For the first time in head coach Scott Conn’s four-year tenure, the Highlanders will start the season with both a varsity and junior varsity team.“Barring injuries, we’re hoping
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past four years Ben Snyder has donned Highlander green while thumping on his opposition. He’s adjusting well to a new color — Cardinal red.Incline’s 6-foot-4-inch, 240-pound All-State tight end has taken his game to the next level — or, more accurately, a whole handful of levels. For the past two and a half weeks Snyder has been banging shoulder
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Do you often wake up at 3 a.m. with something heavy on your mind? Is someone or something in your life “driving you crazy”? Do you often feel disappointed, fearful or anxious? Do you worry what others think or fear what could happen? Do you get frustrated easily or loose your patience?Well, if you answered yes to
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater is hosting a special family-themed concert at the outdoor Truckee Regional Park amphitheater this Friday, Aug. 28.Enjoy songs from many of your favorite Broadway shows sung by talented performers from Truckee, Tahoe, and Reno, including “My Fair Lady,” “South Pacific,” “Big River,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Bye, Bye
Published: August 27, 2015
Last month, the Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors voted unanimously to decrease the Measure C general obligation bond rate by 10 percent.Based on increases in assessed values provided by Placer and Nevada counties, the new rate per $100,000 of assessed values is $26.79 to cover the 2015-16 debt service requirement, according to a news release from the district.It
Published: August 27, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The Crystal Bay Casino will play host to Oakland’s California Honeydrops this weekend, and the Bay Area band is likely to have some new music in tow when in treks to North Lake Tahoe.The group is set to release its latest album, “A River’s Invitation,” on Sept. 11, after which it will launch a full-scale U.S.
Published: August 27, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With their proximity to Lake Tahoe and access to scenery and fun, it would appear Incline Village residents are relatively happy with their beaches.That is not to say there isn’t room for improvement, however, according to survey results recently released by Incline Village General Improvement District officials.From July to August, district staff conducted weekday surveys in
Published: August 26, 2015
As we continue to enjoy the summer months and recreating outdoors, it’s always a good idea to review outdoor safety tips.Whether you’re camping, enjoying a campfire (in designated areas only), or hiking in the backcountry, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe.Consider the following safety tips when you are camping in the forest:1. Pack
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — There’s still time to get on the course this summer, improve your game, and set yourself up for success for next season.You may think it’s not worth it at this point, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you want to be a better golfer, you should end the season strong and continue working
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Aug. 18-24.Aug. 20At 5:23 p.m., near the 100 block of Country Club Drive, deputies responded to an online report of past-tense grand larceny. A report was taken for the alleged loss of approximately $10,000 in jewelry, according to deputies.Aug.
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Social media marketers love Instagram for its high engagement element and creative flair.Yet, the mobile only app makes it difficult for social media managers to engage and schedule posts ahead of time.There are a few apps on the market that allow you to schedule ahead of time, such as Latergram.me.Yet, the recent announcement from Hootsuite integrating
Published: August 26, 2015
The Senior Law Project of Nevada Legal Services will conduct a three-part legal education series in Incline Village this fall at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, located at 948 Incline Way.Attorneys from the Senior Law Project will present in both English and Spanish on Landlord/Tenant Law, Powers of Attorney/Advance Directives, and Simple Estate Planning.Each of the clinics is
Published: August 26, 2015
My January 22 article, “A murky outlook for stocks,” concluded that higher yielding preferred stocks were especially attractive.They still are, especially for those who don’t want to subject their portfolio to the volatility of the stock market. Today, that is most everybody.A preferred stock is a “hybrid” security with characteristics of both stocks and bonds. For example, preferreds represent ownership
Published: August 26, 2015
Washoe County Commissioner Chair Marsha Berkbigler recently appointed Andrew N. Wolf, a managing partner at Incline Law Group, to the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board.Wolf is a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in land use, business and construction law who has practiced for more than 25 years in Incline Village.“I am excited to continue providing service to our
Published: August 26, 2015
Sandra Bland is dead, an alleged suicide during a third day of incarceration in a Texas jail after being pulled over for failure to signal a lane change.Over the last 50 years, as public mental health programs have been shuttered, the criminal justice system has incarcerated an increasing number of people with emotional and/or substance abuse issues either as a
Published: August 26, 2015
I was in a bad mood earlier this month when I went to the County Treasurer’s office to pay my property taxes. While waiting I scanned my tax bill to see which agencies got how much. I took some satisfaction seeing that the IVGID recreation fee remained unchanged from prior years and … wait a minute … here’s a line
Published: August 26, 2015
A recent decision of a district court in the District of Columbia agreed with the Revenooers, who actually revoked the tax-exempt status of a foundation because some of its activities resulted in extraordinary benefits (“private inurement,” to use the vernacular of the bureaucrats) to the entity’s founder’s family.Seems a decedent’s estate gave about $2.5 million to a foundation that had
Published: August 26, 2015
This week marks the commencement of classes in Incline Village schools. Lucky us — the rest of Washoe County has been in session for two weeks. Our streets and parking lots have emptied of that last onslaught of summer visitors (save the Labor Day crew just around the corner), and we feel like a village again.For me, the start of
Published: August 26, 2015
The Women’s Club of North Tahoe will host its annual Fashion Show fundraiser — “Do You Remember?” — on Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 11 a.m. at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno.This event is the Women’s Club’s single fundraiser for the year, with proceeds benefiting North Tahoe public schools and educational scholarships for Incline Village graduating seniors.“We’ve
Published: August 26, 2015
Nearly 1,000 students who attend public school in Incline Village returned to their classes Monday.Following are a few quotes submitted to the Bonanza from Washoe County School District administrators regarding the new school year:John Mayer, president of the Board of Trustees: “We always look forward to welcoming our students back to school after the summer break. We join our Incline
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Saturday, Aug. 8, at the IVGID Water Carnival, a fundraiser was held to help the families of two young Incline Village residents who have been struck by cancer, Bianca Bernal and Dayann Cuadros.There was pizza donated by Azarra’s for sale, and a portion of Susie Scoops ice cream sales at the event were also donated
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village Community Hospital is partnering with a trio of local agencies and groups to host a prescription drug roundup in September.According to a news release, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, IVGID Waste Not, Join Together Northern Nevada and IVCH want to provide Incline Village/Crystal Bay with a safe, secure method to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.The
Published: August 26, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Can you believe it? Our summer is coming to a close – can you believe it? Yes my neighbors have been splitting wood for the past month, yes the evening temperatures have definitely cooled down this past week, yes the kids are back in school and, yet, still, can you believe it?Summer just got here! I go
Published: August 26, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Jackie Flynn has emerged as one of the funniest and most talked about comedians to come out of Boston, joining the ranks of Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno.He has quickly parlayed his success as a stand-up to firmly establish himself in the film and television arena.So it should be a pretty funny
Published: August 26, 2015
Have you ever seen a sick housefly? Neither have I. They always take off with gusto, land on a slice of tenderloin, and take off again with a better on-time record than Southwest. We study the human immune system with great enthusiasm, when we ought rightly be studying the immune system of the common housefly.Well look at it, they subsist
Published: August 26, 2015
Unwind from the hectic pace of summer and enjoy the best season at Tahoe. Our beaches, trails and village businesses are all quiet now. Take time to get out and about before El Niño arrives. Beach picnics are fantastic!A community yard sale and barbecue from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Aspen Grove is for the Butterfly
Published: August 26, 2015
It’s disappointing to foresee a film’s major plot twists by merely viewing its trailer. Granted, critics see more than their share of movies, and in this case, my own exposure led to several showings of “American Ultra’s” trailer. Because the film promised to be hilarious, I hoped it wasn’t giving the entire plot away. Well it isn’t, and it did.A
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior at North Lake Tahoe.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard in Incline Village.It was tranquilized and put down on
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Public agencies are teaming with private residents and business owners to combat nonnative species threatening some of Lake Tahoe’s famed nearshore ecosystems.The partnership follows a strategy outlined in conjunction with University of Nevada, Reno, scientists and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.The collaboration between the scientists and lakefront and marina business and homeowners focuses on Tahoe’s nearshore
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — It is no secret that public education in California has been underfunded for many years.At Tahoe Lake Elementary School in Tahoe City, they are filling part of that void with the support of the Excellence in Education Foundation. Over the past five years alone, the Foundation has funded over $55,389 in grants specifically at Tahoe Lake
Published: August 25, 2015
Old Buddies softball tourney set for SaturdayThe Truckee Optimist Club’s Old Buddies Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Truckee Regional Park.This annual slow pitch softball tournament is open to both local and out of town teams. Emphasis is on fun and camaraderie. Call Jon Traeger at 530 587-7572 for information.Work continues on Truckee Bike ParkCATT Community
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Aug. 17-23 at www.sierrasun.com.1. Motion to raze still-undeveloped Truckee home latest in seven-year battleThis story covered a long timeline of events surrounding a homeowner’s 7-year battle with the Town of Truckee regarding unpermitted work on a still-unfinished home on Filly Lane in Glenshire. The story discusses the complexities
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Students these days have more educational tools at their fingertips than just pencils, paper and textbooks — electronic devices are everywhere, and with that comes responsibility.Within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, students have access to computers, iPads, cameras and online resources such as Google Apps for Education, which includes email, spreadsheets and collaboration tools, district officials
Published: August 25, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In July, more than 20 Truckee dancers ages 10 to 16, along with instructor Ryan Curren, traveled five hours to take part in the GEE Fam Dance Convention at the Pacific Arts Complex in Santa Cruz.They joined more than 50 Northern California dancers for two full days of popping, locking, breaking (b-boy), hip hop classes and choreography.Curren,
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On August 10, the Tahoe League for Charity held its monthly speaker luncheon meeting at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.The featured speaker was local resident and author Prudy Grimes, who introduced her first novel, “The End of Snow.”Prudy has received an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a
Published: August 25, 2015
People who are high achievers impose pressure on themselves to succeed. They set challenging goals and work hard to achieve their high standards.This manner of thinking and behaving is necessary for students, athletes and others in order to be successful across a variety of endeavors.Without setting high standards, we achieve less. However, there are significant differences between high achievers and
Published: August 25, 2015
Thank you to the Southwest Gas crew members who have been working in the Highlands subdivision in Tahoe City, installing new gas lines. An efficient, professional state-of-the-art operation.What made their presence so awesome was the crew’s overall attitude of friendliness, cooperation and sincere interest in the needs of the homeowners. So friendly, neat and thoughtful. At my property, the crew
Published: August 25, 2015
As a Scorpio rising, I tend to gravitate toward the intense and mysterious in life. This water sign is known for powerful, sensual and intuitive actions.Here we have the phoenix rising out of the ashes for this sign is above all else regenerative.This is also why Scorpio governs the reproductive organs as well as the excretory systems of the body.Pluto,
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Gone are the days of processed pre-packaged meals served at Tahoe Truckee Unified schools, replaced by healthier options made from scratch.Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest guidelines, breakfasts and lunches served at all Tahoe Truckee Unified School District schools must include fruit and/or vegetables and hit reduced targets of fats, calories and sodium.(Students) cannot go in
Published: August 25, 2015
More than 600 people participated in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon at Sugar Pine Point State Park this past Saturday and Sunday.The event featured multiple race distances, including a Half-Ironman distance, an Olympic triathlon and Sprint triathlon, as well as a duathlon and aquabike. Truckee’s Donatas Ereminas, 33, who will compete in the full-distance Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon next month, raced
Published: August 25, 2015
Alta resident Kristin Walstad added to her summer wins list by outdistancing a field of 71 runners in the Squaw 2 Alpine 10K Challenge on Saturday.The event — a benefit for the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation and the Humane Society — began at Squaw Valley’s KT22 lift and finished at the base of Alpine Meadows. The route sent participants
Published: August 25, 2015
Entrepreneur? Small business owner? Self employed? Work from home? Looking to collaborate? How about a quiet workspace to focus on your project?The Incline Village Library may be just what you are looking for. Each week we set aside our meeting room to be used as a co-working space to give you a place to work, or meet up with a
Published: August 25, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — When a woeful Plumas County Gold Rush village called One Shoe wants to hype its Claimjumpers 2 Wild West Festival weekend, it must do what any enterprising Gold Country town might do — nail down a killer local celebrity for the poster. Not having any resident movie stars, NASCAR drivers, golf pros, Republican presidential candidates or country
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — TTUSD is often asked why schools have minimum days and teacher contract days, when no school is in session. The short answer is to ensure your child has the best education possible.The needs of students are constantly changing, as is the technology they use. In order for educators to meet their needs, they need time to collaborate
Published: August 25, 2015
I want to continue a discussion on climate change that started in the Sierra Sun last April — see the oped “Don’t Cloud the Climate Change Debate” for the context.I waited a few months to respond because I don’t want the debate to turn personal. It’s about ideas, and the respondent to my piece brought up some very important ones
Published: August 25, 2015
Decisions made in Congress over the next few months may well determine the extent to which Lake Tahoe remains blue and clear, with healthy forests, resilient watersheds, and its ecology protected from the threat of new aquatic invasive species.For two decades, the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) has provided guidance for the shared investments made by our federal, state
Published: August 25, 2015
Given the unceremonious departure of the last two CEOs of Tahoe Forest Hospital, the August 21 guest column from Dr. Karen Sessler about Tahoe Forest Hospital “making wonderful strides” could do more to restore community trust in the hospital’s administration.The President of the hospital’s board describes the hospital as earning money “like any other business.” This misleading picture of how
Published: August 25, 2015
The Truckee Tahoe Junior Golf Tour concluded with its Tour Championship at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing last Tuesday. The final event included trophies for first, second and third place along with double points for the TTJGT season-long Cup Contest, in which players were awarded points for their first- through fifth-place finishes throughout the four previous tournaments.To compete in
Published: August 25, 2015
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.”Proper planning can make your loved ones’ life a lot simpler and in many cases have an impact on your net worth.Estate planning is one area that you shouldn’t overlook, even if you don’t think you may have much of a problem.For 2015, the estate tax
Published: August 25, 2015
Andy English, a long time Homewood resident passed away on July 24, 2015, he was 55 years old. Born September 19, 1959 San Francisco, a 5th generation San Franciscan, raised in Marin County. Andy was the son of the late Sara Jean and Dr. James Theodore English. Andy came to Tahoe as a child with his family in the 1960’s
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — This week’s question: What are you looking forward to going back to school?Here are this week’s responses, as asked Monday in Tahoe City:Koson Verkler, seventh grade, Kings Beach: “Being upstairs in North Tahoe School, seeing a lot of my friends again, and all the school sports.”Ella Console, second grade, Granite Bay, Calif.: “I was looking forward
Published: August 25, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei recalled cleaning toilets at Sand Harbor. Chris Bently, CEO of Bently Enterprises, said his first sunburn happened on the beaches around Round Hill Pines Beach as a kid.Those were some of the stories business, state and federal leaders referred to during the 2015 Lake Tahoe Summit on Monday at Round Hill Pines
Published: August 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — B-Fit is an intervention program targeted at elementary students in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The program was created to increase physical activity at school, to prevent and reduce childhood obesity, and to improve academic performance.B-Fit incorporates physical activity into the classroom with daily “activity bursts” and provides monthly wellness challenges.Teachers implement activity bursts from a
Published: August 24, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s that time again — back to school at Truckee and the North Shore. Here are some tips to get things off on the right foot:1: Create a regular bed time and morning routine. To ease back into the school routine, start this a few days before school starts to get back in the swing of things
Published: August 24, 2015

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